Ella Fitzgerald - Let No Man Write My Epitaph - SACD


Ella Fitzgerald - Let No Man Write My Epitaph - SACD

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Ella Fitzgerald - Let No Man Write My Epitaph - SACD
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Analogue Productions - CVRJ 4043 SA -  SACD Hybrid Stereo 

Mastered By George Marino at Sterling Sound  - Verve MG VS-4043

Hybrid SACD Plays On Normal CD Players - Limited Edition

A Stereophile 2014 Record to Die For!

Considered one of Ella Fitzgerald's greatest recordings, 1960's Let No Man Write My Epitaph finds 'The First Lady of Song' accompanied by Paul Smith (piano) on a fine collection of tunes that includes "I Cried for You," "Angel Eyes" and "My Melancholy Baby." The album hits at a depth of emotional understanding that critics often complained was missing in Ella's reading of jazz lyrics, and once again establishes her as one of the supreme interpreters of the Great American Songbook.

"I almost didn't review this review — after all, it was released by Analogue Productions on the same day as Ben Webster's Soulville ... But if Soulville was everything I hoped for, Epitaph is the over-achiever. Ella recorded a series of her 'greatest hits' for the soundtrack of this entirely forgettable movie, a few of which were used. Ella played a singing piano player, so she recorded the songs with only piano backing by Paul Smith. ... Recorded in 1960 at the United Western Recorders in Hollywood, which produced great sounding hits for everyone from Nat King Cole to the Beach Boys, this has always been recognized as one of Ella's best sounding records, and was released long ago by Classic Records. This new mastering by the late George Marino at Sterling Sound easily bests that earlier effort. Great music recorded during the golden age of recording at one of the great studios, mastered to perfection."  Recording = 10/10; Music = 10/10 – Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi+,

"...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen!" Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online

This album is one of those rare recordings that are often overlooked because of its relative obscurity. Of the thirteen songs recorded and presented here, only three were actually used in the film. Ella performs tracks like "Misty," "Angel Eyes," "Black Coffee" and a host of others with breathtaking finesse and sensitivity. If you had to have one Ella Fitzgerald record, as everyone should, this would surely be a worthy candidate

Analogue Productions has done a masterful job in re-mastering Let No Man Write My Epitaph to SACD format. The stereo balance is outstanding. Paul Smith’s piano is crisp and full of texture. More importantly, the lead instrument (Fitzgerald’s voice) is captured with warmth and pristine detail (especially on the lower register vibrato). This is another landmark recording of an American institution. Audiophile Audition

Musicians:
Ella Fitzgerald, vocals
Paul Smith, piano

Ella Fitzgerald Let No Man Write My Epitaph :

1.  Black Coffee
2.  Angel Eyes
3.  I Cried for You
4.  I Can't Give You Anything But Love
5.  Then You've Never Been Blue
6.  I Hadn't Anyone Till You
7.  My Melancholy Baby
8.  Misty
9.  September Song
10. One for my Baby (And One More for the Road)
11. Who's Sorry Now
12. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
13. Reach for Tomorrow

Ella Fitzgerald - Let No Man Write My Epitaph - SACD

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